Nov. 17 is the fast-approaching deadline for the required preregistration for the Advent 2023 silent guided retreat weekend set for Friday through Sunday, Dec. 1-3, at Stella Niagara’s Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center.
Organizers stated, “The month of December presents us with many periods of waiting ... waiting for the rest of the autumn leaves to fall, waiting in lines while shopping, waiting for delicious food cooking in the oven, waiting for mail and packages to arrive, and most important, awaiting the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Plan now to enhance your spiritual journey during the four weeks of Advent this year leading up to Christmas by participating in this special two-night weekend retreat.”
The event will be presented by Sister Marcella Kiesel, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Penance and Christian Charity, an international congregation. Her ministries have included registered nursing, college teaching, rural and urban work directly with the poor, teaching English to immigrants, and directing retreats throughout the U.S., Canada, and Tanzania. Sister Marcella presently resides in a hermitage on the Stella Niagara campus. She is also available for spiritual direction throughout the year through the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.
Preregister for the Advent retreat by noon Nov. 17 by calling 716-754-7376, ext. 1 or ext. 2. Both overnight and commuter options are available.